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Table 4 Factor associated with self-medication practices

From: Self medication practice and associated factors among students of Asmara College of Health Sciences, Eritrea: a cross sectional study

Variable Frequency Percent(%)
Drug information source
Academic knowledge 120 51.7
Family 68 29.3
Reading materials 63 27.2
Previous prescription for similar diseases 62 26.7
Friend/class mate 24 10.3
Internet/Advertising 6 2.6
Source of drug for Self medication
Pharmacy/drug shop 160 69.3
Family/relative 62 26.8
Left over from previous prescription 31 13.4
Friend/class/roommate 21 9.1
Have you ever faced with adverse drugs reaction from self-medication practice(n = 228)
No 188 82.5
Yes 21 9.2
Not certain 19 8.3
Do you recommend or advice self-medication to others (n = 284)
No 127 44.7
Yes 102 35.9
Not certain 55 19.4